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Trump Attacks San Juan Mayor Who Criticized Hurricane Response

"Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help", Trump said.

Rosselló said that the Defense Department had increased its footprint on Puerto Rico to 6,400 people from roughly 4,600 two days earlier, with more coming, and that other federal agencies were also sending more staff to aid in the island's recovery from Hurricane Maria, which smashed through the island on September 20.

Members of the media and several government officials, most notably the aforementioned Puerto Rican mayor, have been very critical of President Trump's response to Hurricane Maria, which swept through the island last week, and left millions devastated.

He characterized the president as "speaking from his fancy golf club, playing golf with his billionaire friends, attacking the mayor of San Juan, who is struggling" to bring electricity, food, water and gas to the island.

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey called Trump's comments "disgraceful and shameful".

Mr. Jackson, who has responded to natural disasters and emergencies for more than two decades, said the collaboration of volunteers in Puerto Rico reminded him of another historic tragedy.

"Because of #FakeNews my people are not getting the credit they deserve for doing a great job", Trump posted at 6:46 pm.

"We have done a great job with the nearly impossible situation in Puerto Rico", Trump wrote on Sunday. Maria, the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in almost 90 years, has destroyed roads, making it hard to get food, water, and fuel around the island. "I will continue to do whatever I need to do, say whatever I need to say, compliment the people I need to compliment, and call out the people that I need to call out", she added. As of Friday evening, 95 percent of the Puerto Rico's population was still without power, and more than half of the island had no access to drinking water, according to the Department of Defense. She begged the president, who is set to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, to "make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives", and appealed for help "to save us from dying".

Cruz took to twitter Saturday after Trump made his remarks. "It's a good start", she said but a lot more still needs to be done. "All I have is time for people to move forward, get help".

The eternal question: Is he playing eight-dimensional chess in feuding with the mayor or just being irascibly insecure? "We are dying, and you are killing us with inefficiency", said Cruz, who is living in a shelter after her own home was destroyed.

But to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Trump's tweets were "unspeakable". FEMA Administrator Brock Long defended his agency's response in a Sunday interview on "This Week", saying Cruz needs to be more engaged with coordination efforts on the island by meeting regularly at a joint field office established by the agency.

Foster acknowledged she saw for herself the USA resources being sent in to help.



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